Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Old Man in the Field

There's not much to say about this old snapshot, which is 2¾ inches wide. It's an old man in a field. He's wearing dress pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a very short tie.

All in all, he doesn't look like he's dressed to be hanging out in a field.

Of course, it also looks like someone told him, "You look very nice in your church clothes, Gramps. Go stand in that pretty field so we can take your photo."

The only thing written on the back of the photo is a date — July 2, 1937.

On that date:
  • Amelia Earhart disappeared.
  • The first 24-hour guard was posted at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It has been guarded continuously since.
  • NASCAR legend Richard "The King" Petty was born.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies lost, 3-0, to the visiting Brooklyn Robins in front of 3,000 fans at Baker Bowl. The baseball game included players named Gibby, Buddy, Babe, Cookie, Woody, Hersh, Dolph, Pinky and Orville.

Here's a closer look at the old fella in the field.

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